I wrote a brief essay in response to a very interesting article written by Mitzi Laszlo titled:
For those of you interested in securing our digital rights in the future, I encourage you to read her article.
What follows is my response:
I very much agree with your premise on the necessity of a universal data identifier to take the flow of information out of the hands of corporate interests but I guess, as they say, the devil is in the details. To begin with, I wonder if there is a consideration to encode the IDs to incorporate country, state, and municipality zones to localize the identification protocol and to possibly allow the ability to manage ID clusters through local public institutions.